In Pictures: Remembering Stephen Keshi

In Pictures: Remembering Stephen Keshi

Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:05 pm


Remembering the BIG BOSS  Coach Keshi who died at age 54 on 8 June 2016

Remembering the BIG BOSS Coach Keshi who died at age 54 on 8 June 2016

Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, the 54 year-old Nigerian football team player and coach who died on June 8, 2016, certainly left his footprints on the sands of time.

“The Big Boss” as Keshi was popularly known was the first Nigerian footballer to play professional football in Cote d’Ivoire and then in Belgium and the first African coach to qualify two African countries for World Cup- Togo and Nigeria among other ground breaking achievements.

Femi Ipaye captured Keshi while on duty on September 3, 2012, at the Abuja National Stadium training pitch, as he prepared the “home based Super Eagles” for the 2013 African Cup of Nations which he eventually won.

Keshi watches as the Super Eagles jog. Photo Femi Ipaye

Keshi watches as the Super Eagles jog. Photo Femi Ipaye

The Super Eagles on the move again as Keshi gives the command

The Super Eagles on the move again as Keshi gives the command

Keshi hollers command to the Super Eagles, after all he was the Big Boss. Photo Femi Ipaye

Keshi hollers command to the Super Eagles, after all he was the Big Boss. Photo Femi Ipaye

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